Google bumps up Gmail storage

By on October 15, 2007, 3:35 PM
Back in April 2005, Google started increasing Gmail storage as part of its “Infinity+1” storage plan. Since then, most major Web mail providers have reacted to Gmail's inbox offer and have increased their storage significantly, with Windows Live Hotmail now offering 5GB of free email storage and Yahoo! Mail touting unlimited storage for their users.

Now, the company has announced it will increase the rate at which it is adding capacity to its web-based service, reaching 6283MB of storage on January 4 next year. After that users will receive 3.3MB every day, which is reportedly 10 times larger than the current rate of growth.

In addition to boosting the capacity of the free Gmail accounts, Google Apps Premier Edition will now receive 25GB, up from the previous limit of 10GB. Other paid subscribers aren't forgotten either. Those who pay $20, $75, $250 and $500 per year will now get 10GB, 40GB, 150GB and 400GB of storage respectively.

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bushwhacker said:
In my opinion, this is too much for novice users.I rather not leave my mail cluttered in the inbox. If it is a important note, i just print it out and keep it in my file.
windmill007 said:
I like the ability to keep my old email and being able to search back thru it any time I please. I think that is the point of the large email boxes.
Julio said:
I'm pretty sure Google uses a smart system so that it doesn't need to reserve space for every single member but it share a common pool that adapts depending on demand.It would be great if Google opened up (oficially) for file storage within GMail but that would create a larger demand for which they are probably not yet prepared, plus it's harder to monetize than with text emails for which related ads can be shown.
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